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Billy Joel to perform at Camden Yards this summer

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Billy Joel will play Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the first time the stadium has ever hosted a concert.

The musician will bring his legendary catalog of songs to Baltimore as part of a collaboration between the Baltimore Orioles and Live Nation. The concert will be held Friday, July 26.

Tickets to see the piano man go on sale next week, with early access windows for American Express cardholders and Orioles season ticket holders. Public sales will begin next Friday, Jan. 18, at ticketmaster.com.

The Orioles Charitable Foundation will donate some of the proceeds from the concert to support music and arts education programs in the area.

“As an entertainment company bringing world-class sports, music, and other diverse events to the live venues we manage and to our multimedia television, digital, and radio platforms, there is no greater opportunity than to bring a true music legend in Billy Joel to the ballpark and into our community,” John Angelos, Orioles executive vice president, said in a statement. “Billy Joel and Oriole Park at Camden Yards are leaders across the entertainment world in selling tickets, driving tourism, and creating one-of-a-kind memories, and the Orioles are thrilled to make Camden Yards home to an iconic artist who generations of Americans have grown up with and who is still setting records today.”

Other Billy Joel ballpark concerts this year will include stops at Chase Field in Phoenix, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Miller Park in Milwaukee.

The concert could be an attractive event for suburbanites in the Baltimore area as the Orioles and the city tries to find more ways to draw them back into the city after years of rising crime have contributed to attendance drops and restaurant closures around the city.

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